Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Nationality: German
Born: February 3, 1809, Hamburg Died: November 4, 1847, Leipzig (age 38)

String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
10:11 I. Molto allegro vivace
5:21 II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
5:30 III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
7:05 IV. Presto con brio
Duration: 29 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1838, April - July 24 (age 29)
Premiere: February 16, 1839. Leipzig Gewandhaus. Ferdinand David, C.W. Ulrich, Carl Traugott Queisser, Andreas Grabau
Published: 1839, Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. Parts in June; Score in 1840 (age 29-30)
Note: Though no. 1 in the published set of Op. 44, it was the last to be composed.
9 recordings, 36 videos
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9:16
Henschel Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
4:54
Henschel Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
5:40
Henschel Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
6:56
Henschel Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
9:05
Juilliard String Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
5:32
Juilliard String Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
6:06
Juilliard String Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
6:11
Juilliard String Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
12:24
Cherubini Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
4:47
Cherubini Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
5:33
Cherubini Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
7:03
Cherubini Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
9:49
Orion String Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
6:08
Orion String Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
5:20
Orion String Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
7:23
Orion String Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
12:40
Artemis Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
5:55
Artemis Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
6:26
Artemis Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
6:35
Artemis Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
9:49
Bartók Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
5:37
Bartók Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
6:15
Bartók Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
7:54
Bartók Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
8:18
Stradivarius Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
3:49
Stradivarius Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
4:35
Stradivarius Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
5:57
Stradivarius Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
11:40
Mandelring Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
4:57
Mandelring Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
4:45
Mandelring Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
6:56
Mandelring Quartet
IV. Presto con brio
9:49
Guarneri String Quartet
I. Molto allegro vivace
6:08
Guarneri String Quartet
II. Menuetto. Un poco allegretto
5:20
Guarneri String Quartet
III. Andante espressivo ma con moto
7:23
Guarneri String Quartet
IV. Presto con brio

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